AMD Releases New $1000 GPUCategory: Video Cards
Posted: April 26, 2013 08:40AM
AMD’s answer to the $1000 GPU has finally arrived. It is called the Radeon HD 7990 and it features two chips based on AMD’s GNC architecture. The core clock is 950MHz, which can go up to 1 GHz with Boost. The card will have 6GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1500 MHz and a memory bandwidth of 288GB/s. It is estimated to do 8.2 TFLOPs of Single Precision compute power and 2.04 GFLOPs of Double Precision compute power. The inside of the chip contains 64 compute units equaling 4096 stream processors and 256 texture units. All the information travels through a PCIe 3.0 x16 bus interface. To power the card AMD recommends a 750W PSU with two 150W PCIe connectors. For connectivity a DisplayPort 1.2 is required to run the total amount of six monitors; however, the card also supports HDMI, Dual-link DVI with HDCP, and VGA.
So if you are looking for a card that can supply your three to six 1080p or higher monitors, then look no further. The cost is fairly high, but the card is guaranteed to deliver. And as an extra treat, AMD throws in eight AAA games to ensure that you have something to push the card with. The titles are Hitman: Absolution, Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, BioShock Infinite, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.